ASUS 16" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 16 Gaming Laptop

BH #ASG650RXXS97 • MFR #GX650RX-XS97
ASUS 16" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 16 Gaming Laptop
Key Features
  • 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX 8-Core
  • 32GB DDR5 | 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
  • 16" 2560 x 1600 Nebula HDR Display
  • 14" 3840 x 1100 ScreenPad Plus
Experience immersive gameplay with the ASUS 16" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 16 Gaming Laptop. The 16" ROG Nebula HDR Mini LED display features a 2560 x 1600 resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. It also has a 165 Hz refresh rate and a 3 ms response time, which are paired with Adaptive Sync support for smooth gameplay. With a 10-bit color depth and a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, you'll experience vibrant colors. The display is also VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, Pantone Validated, and has Dolby Vision support. There is also the ScreenPad Plus, which is a tilting secondary touchscreen. The ScreenPad Plus provides additional information while you're playing. It can also be used for other apps for improved multitasking. The visuals are handled by a dedicated 3080 Ti with 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The laptop is powered a 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX 8-Core processor, 32GB of DDR5 RAM, and a 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD for fast performance and quick boot and load times.
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ASUS Zephyrus Duo 16 16" Overview

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Experience immersive gameplay with the ASUS 16" Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 16 Gaming Laptop. The 16" ROG Nebula HDR Mini LED display features a 2560 x 1600 resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. It also has a 165 Hz refresh rate and a 3 ms response time, which are paired with Adaptive Sync support for smooth gameplay. With a 10-bit color depth and a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, you'll experience vibrant colors. The display is also VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, Pantone Validated, and has Dolby Vision support. There is also the ScreenPad Plus, which is a tilting secondary touchscreen. The ScreenPad Plus provides additional information while you're playing. It can also be used for other apps for improved multitasking. The visuals are handled by a dedicated 3080 Ti with 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The laptop is powered a 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX 8-Core processor, 32GB of DDR5 RAM, and a 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD for fast performance and quick boot and load times.

Play multiplayer games while on the go by connecting to wireless networks via Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax). Need a more stable connection for intense online play? Plug into the Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 LAN jack. Use Bluetooth 5.2 technology to wirelessly connect a gaming mouse or controller. Windows 11 Pro is the installed operating system.

Zephyrus Duo 16

AMD Ryzen 9 Performance

The system houses an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX mobile processor. Its eight cores can be boosted up to 4.9 GHz.

16" ROG Nebula HDR Mini LED Display

The 16" ROG Nebula display is powered by AMLED technology from AUO and ROG's own in-house backlight algorithm. This adaptive control technology utilizes image processing as well as dynamic dimming and boosting to create hyper-accurate local dimming, which reduces the blooming effect seen on some HDR panels. This Mini LED display features a 2560 x 1600 resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio, a 165 Hz refresh rate, 3 ms response time, 10-bit color depth, and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. The display is also VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified, Pantone Validated, and has Dolby Vision support.

14" ScreenPad Plus

The ZenBook Pro Duo 16 includes a 14" tilting ScreenPad Plus, which is a secondary touchscreen. Powered by the ScreenXpert software, you can enhance your workflow and multitasking by extending your main display to the ScreenPad Plus, using its built-in apps to launch applications, view windows, use the second screen as a controller, and more.

ROG Intelligent Cooling

ASUS uses Thermal Grizzly's Conductonaut Extreme, which improves upon standard thermal pastes with 17 times higher thermal conductivity, resulting in up to 15°C cooler CPU temperatures. Used exclusively by ROG, this indium and gallium compound is unlike typical pastes, because liquid metal will also never dry out, improving long-term stability. There are also 84-blade Arc Flow Fans with a variable thickness design to reduce resonance and turbulence, while moving up to 13% more air.

Wireless Capabilities

Connect to local wireless networks with Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) technology, which stabilizes your connection and increases upload and download speeds. Bluetooth 5.2 capabilities allow you to use wireless peripherals such as headphones and mice.

Windows 11

Microsoft Teams Integration

Stay connected with friends, family, coworkers, and clients with Microsoft Teams Chat integrated onto the Windows 11 taskbar. With a touch, you can connect to your contacts via text, voice, and video, regardless of whether they're using Windows, Android, or iOS devices. You can also communicate with those who don't have the Teams app installed using two-way SMS messaging.

A New Start Position

Windows 11 has been completely redesigned from its predecessor to emphasize productivity, creativity, and ease of use. The customizable Start Menu is now at the center of the taskbar and utilizes the cloud, allowing you to quickly find and access recent files, regardless of what platform or device was previously used to view them. The streamlined Start Menu design also lets you pin apps and recent files in addition to powering down the system.

Making Productivity a Snap

Multitask with speed and efficiency with the ability to snap apps side by side. Snap Layouts and Snap Groups help to keep your windows organized using different layouts that are designed to fully optimize your screen space, no matter its size and resolution. Windows 11 also remembers their positions, so you can resume from where you left off when selecting Snap Groups from the task bar, allowing you to switch between both individual applications and entire projects. Snap Layouts are also automatically restored when docking laptops with external monitors.

Adapting to You

The Adaptive Input feature automatically optimizes the Windows 11 interface to however you prefer to interact with your device, whether it's using a mouse, keyboard, touch, voice, or handwriting.

Next Level Gaming

Windows 11 is designed to deliver smooth, immersive gaming experiences with DirectX 12 Ultimate providing realistic graphics at high frame rates while Auto HDR automatically adjusts your game's lighting and contrast for high dynamic range. DirectStorage technology streamlines data access to better take advantage of high-speed devices such as NVMe solid-state drives and directly from graphics cards without dragging down the CPU, which minimizes load times while helping to reduce artifacts such as texture popping. Topping it all off is Xbox Game Pass integration, which provides you with access to a massive library of games with a membership subscription.

Additional Windows 11 Pro Features

The Pro version of Windows 11 includes all the features that Windows 11 Home offers plus many designed specifically for business users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices can also join domains and the Azure Active Directory and have access to Enterprise device management features. Windows 11 Pro does not require a Microsoft Account or an internet connection when setting up for the first time.

Redesigned Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store is rebuilt from the ground up for a streamlined experience when looking for content such as apps, games, movies, and shows. Apps downloaded from the Store have been tested for security and family safety. Android apps will also be available on the Microsoft Store through the Amazon Appstore and can be used directly on your PC from the taskbar or Start Menu.
UPC: 195553770941

ASUS Zephyrus Duo 16 16" Specs

Operating SystemWindows 11 Pro
Model YearEarly 2022
Performance
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9-6900HX
CPU3.3 to 4.9 GHz 8-Core
L3 Cache16 MB
Graphics TypeDedicated
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (165 W TGP) with 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Memory Type4800 MHz DDR5
Total Installed Memory32 GB
Memory Configuration2 x 16 GB
Maximum Memory Capacity64 GB
Memory Slot Type260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots2 (0 Available)
Buffered MemoryNo
ECC MemoryNo
Display
Panel TypeMini-LED LCD
Size16"
Aspect Ratio16:10
Resolution2560 x 1600
TouchscreenYes
FinishAnti-Glare / Matte
Maximum Brightness1000 cd/m2
Color Gamut100% DCI-P3
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Variable Refresh TechnologyFreeSync Premium, G-Sync
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity2 TB
Solid State Storage1 x 2 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Optical DriveNone
I/O
Ports2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)
USB Type-C1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Supports DisplayPort)
Display1 x HDMI 2.1
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Built-In Speakers6 and Subwoofer
Built-In Microphones1
Media/Memory Card SlotNone
Communications
Ethernet1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
MU-MIMO Support2 x 2
Bluetooth5.2
GPSNone
NFCNo
WebcamUser-Facing: 1 MP (720p)
Battery
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Capacity4-Cell: 90 Wh
Keyboard & Mouse
KeyboardChiclet Backlight
Pointing DeviceTouchPad
General
SecurityHDD User Password Protection
Power Supply280 W with Barrel/Proprietary
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Dimensions14 x 10.5 x 0.81" / 35.5 x 26.6 x 2.05 cm
Weight5.75 lb / 2.61 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.985 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.3 x 14.5 x 5"

ASUS Zephyrus Duo 16 16" Reviews

Excellent

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-31

Excellent build quality. Amazing screen. First class performance.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 a one of a kind MUST HAVE

By Shaquille Frazer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-10

this laptop is a high-end laptop for those who wish to game better, edit better, or work better this laptop the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 is one of a kind and a very addictive to use laptop for anyone looking for a high-end laptop and wanting that bang for your buck this laptop is a MUST.

Best laptop I've bought!

By Eric
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-08

Since my old Asus laptop was getting old and slow, I've decided to upgrade this year, and what an upgrade! Productivity for me went up big time with the 2nd screen on the bottom! Visuals are bright and great! Sound is very good for a PC laptop! A few drawbacks would be this is not exactly a laptop you can put on your lap for long periods of time since it needs to be angled up to get adequate cooling. I also wish there could be a better numpad than the trackpad, especially after typing on the nice soft keyboard it's a real hard feeling on the right hand when I'm switching to calculating numbers. The fans can be a bit loud when going full productive mode. I just wish I could upgrade the fans to be quieter and more efficient like my desktop. Overall I'd give it a 4.5

So good it inspired me to write a review.

By Nicholas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-07

I have zero complaints and a lot of respect for the engineering that went into this somewhat trail-blazing 2nd gen design. Even the ASUS software that comes with it (like GlideX which is like Apple's Sidecar for Windows) is integrated and performative. The 2nd screen is super useful and the software makes it even more so. I recommend 10/10.

Wow! Amazing performance.

By Bob Singer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-06

Still early in set up, but the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 with Xotic upgrades.is living up to my every expectation of "mainframe" percormance in .my new creative digital studio's primary computer.

Amazing laptop

By Shurikanblade
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-01

Amazing laptop. Only complaint is I wish it had one more usb port then it would be the perfect laptop for all my needs.

Speakers didn't work but still great. (Had to RMA)

By Eli Hain
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-28

The speakers didn't work. I bought it brand new and the speakers weren't working properly. I had to RMA it. The laptop itself was great! Just had bad speakers. Hopefully my next one will be better.

Amazing

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-22

Amazing machine. Fast, compact does everything I need with ease.

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